QPR 0-5 Swansea – Michu Were Here: Sizzling Swans Too Good For Ragged Rangers (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

18th, August 2012


By Alan Duffy

Queens Park Rangers 0-5 Swansea – Premier League – August 18 2012

While former Swans’ boss Brendan Rodgers was watching his new Liverpool side go down 3-0 at West Brom, the new man in the hot seat at Swansea was enjoying a five-goal mauling of QPR at Loftus Road.

A magnificent player who lit up La Liga himself, Michael Laudrup’s bargain purchase of  schemer Michu could be one of the buys of the season, with the former Rayo Vallecano attacking midfielder bagging  a brace on his debut. Nathan Dyer also netted twice as Rangers, despite having new-boys Ji-Sung Park and Junior Hoilett in their ranks, put on an awful home display. It was the west Londoners’ defence, however, that was mostly to blame, in a display that won’t have impressed Marky Sparky Hughesy.

Before the end Scott Sinclair, who looks to be leaving the Welsh side, bagged the fifth as Laudrup’s introduction to the Premier League went rather well.

Oh and a word of advice for Sparky: It’s no use bringing in a few decent players if you still have the likes of Clint Hill and Shaun Derry in your team.


Photos: PA

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  1. AJH says:

    Agreed about that performance, absolutely spineless. Pretty ridiculous having a swipe at Clint hill though, who was actually outstanding by the end of last season, pretty lazy stuff and confirms the suspicion that you don’t actually watch most of the games you report on. And shaun derry wasn’t brought on till Swansea were 4 nil up so I think we can absolve him of blame for this one.

  2. Wilma says:

    Rogers really did just follow on from Martínez and Sousa had been doing tactically. Laudrup can put his twist on it, but it’s more of a Swansea tactic and philosophy, than managerial.

    Watching Michu in La Liga last year, he’s a very selfish player. He scored a good amount of goals, but he took a lot of attempts and didn’t set up many team mates with assists. However, on today’s performance, he’ll be pinging them in while spreading the ball about too. Chased down players in possession well, too.

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